Chuck Schumer plans to kill Arizona immigration law if Supreme Court backs SB 1070
Senate Democrats announced a game plan on Tuesday for dealing with immigration law SB 1070, should the Supreme Court rule in Arizona’s favor — one that would ban states from creating their own immigration legislation.
The Court will hear a case against the Arizona law on Wednesday, based on the Justice Department suit that contends SB 1070 — already partially blocked — is preempted by federal prerogative to enforce immigration.
Ahead of the hearing, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of a Senate subcommittee on immigration, announced a bill that would kill the Arizona law and ones like it.
“States like Arizona and Alabama will no longer be able to get away with saying they are simply ‘helping the federal government’ to enforce the law when they are really writing their own laws and knowingly deploying untrained officers with a mission of arresting anyone and everyone who might fit the preconceived profile of an illegal immigrant,” Schumer said at a hearing of the subcommittee.
Schumer’s legislation would bar states from enacting immigration enforcement legislation and prohibit them from seeking to find, apprehend or detain undocumented immigrants without training and authorization from the federal government.
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